SMITHTOWN, Long Island (WABC) — A teenager from Long Island is making large greenbacks through gambling video games.
Griffin Spikoski, 14, of Smithtown is an athlete, however not to your conventional sense. He’s an expert athlete with Misfits Gaming and has raked in almost $2 hundred,000 playing the famous online video game Fortnite.
Spikoski, who are recognized online as Sceptic, plays the game approximately 8 hours throughout the week (after finishing online training for excessive college) and as much as 18 hours on the weekends.
“Do you observed you ought to reduce again?” Eyewitness News reporter Kristin Thorne asked Spikoski.
“It’s kind of like my process,” he stated.
It all started nine months ago when Griffin uploaded a video to YouTube which showed him beating a famous Fortnite gamer. The video got 7.Five million perspectives.
After that, money started to roll in from subscribers and YouTube advertisers. He has greater than 1 million subscribers on YouTube and has made appearances for Samsung, PGA, and the Miami Heat.
“We attempt to preserve him humble about it,” his dad Chris Spikoski stated. “We try to locate the proper balance between his school work and just retaining his priorities immediately.”
The own family created Sceptic Gaming Inc. And has hired an economic adviser and an accountant.
Griffin said he is saving the $two hundred,000 and any future income in case his gaming profession doesn’t exercise session. He stated he could use it for college or to buy a house or car.
“I need parents to understand that, you recognize, if their kids do revel in playing video games and they have an ardor for it, and they are in reality desirable at it, they have to deal with it as another game,” Spikoski stated.
Spikoski and his family will journey to Berlin following month for an international online video gaming conference.